Flying The Flag for The Armed ForcesLocal residents are invited to attend a flag raising event on Monday, 20 June, to mark the run up to national Armed Forces Day.

Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Karen Hamilton, will be attending the flag raising ceremony at Andover Guildhall at 10.45am. A representative of the Andover branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) will lead the exhortation and the flag will be blessed before being raised.

Councillor Hamilton said: “I am honoured to be taking part in the flag raising ceremony to commemorate Armed Forces Day. Our forces serve our country all year round and their hard work deserves to be recognised. This special occasion will acknowledge all branches of the military, both past and present.”

Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday, 25 June and is an opportunity for the public to show their support for serving troops, veterans, cadets and their families.

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